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Halog Dosage

Depending on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated, the recommended dosage of Halog is usually a small amount applied on the affected areas of the skin two or three times daily. Do not cover this medicine with a bandage or dressing unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

An Introduction to Dosing With Halog

The dose of Halog® (halcinonide) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending mostly on the type and severity of the skin condition being treated. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

Halog Dosage for Skin Conditions

The standard dose of Halog for treating itching or inflammation due to a wide variety of skin conditions (such as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis) is a thin layer applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two or three times a day. Gently rub the medication into the skin, being careful not to damage the irritated skin. Wash your hands after applying the medication, unless you are treating your hands.
 
Your healthcare provider may recommend covering the medication with a dressing. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a recommendation on which type of dressing to use. Using a dressing might help improve the drug's effectiveness, but it also increases the risk for Halog side effects.
 
Ask your healthcare provider exactly how long you should use Halog. If no improvement is seen within two weeks, talk with your healthcare provider about a different treatment approach. Long-term use (more than a few weeks) increases the risk for serious side effects.
 

General Information on Using Halog

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Halog include the following:
 
  • This medication is usually applied to the affected area(s) of the skin two or three times a day.
  • Apply Halog sparingly. More is not better; only a thin film is necessary.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Halog dosage, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Halog Medication Information

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